Wednesday, November 29, 2023

"The Atlantic" in partnership with The Aspen Institute - Washington, DC  October 2018


In its tenth year, Washington Ideas becomes The Atlantic Festival. Our new name pays homage to 161 years of award-winning journalism, analysis and storytelling, and captures the expansive nature of the event.


Through in-depth interviews with some of today’s biggest thinkers and leaders in technology, politics, business and the arts, we will illuminate new ideas, and grapple with the most consequential issues of our time.

From October 2 to 4, 2018, The Atlantic Festival will take over multiple blocks of Washington, D.C.’s Penn Quarter. Anchored by our “Ideas Stage” at Sidney Harman Hall, our downtown campus will feature book talks, networking receptions, breakout lunches, and much more.


Oct 3, 2018 -- Senator Graham at The Atlantic Festival

In this portion of the The Atlantic Festival, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talked about his role during the Trump administration. Much of Senator Graham’s remarks were focused on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who the week prior had testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about allegations he sexually assaulted Professor Christine Blasey Ford while the two were in high school. Senator Graham criticized Democrats' handling of the accusations, and defended Judge Kavanaugh, saying the nominee “is not Bill Cosby or Harvey Weinstein.”



Oct 3, 2018 -- Senator Harris at The Atlantic Festival





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